The Safety in Action Conference is a two-day, high profile conference for Safety leaders. As the premier conference of the year, the Safety in Action Conference brings together Safety leaders in the health and safety profession, to encourage global involvement and networking across the two days. Over 700 delegates have attended the conference in the last two years to hear from regulators, thought-leaders and International keynotes who are making a difference in safety culture. This year’s program will explore key Health & Safety topics, by linking Safety Strategy, Leadership and Culture.
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Co-located with the three conferences is the Safety in Action Trade show, Australia’s leading occupational health and safety event. The Safety in Action Show is trade only event and is free to attend. Find out more here
The Hon Jill Hennessy MP
Minister for Workplace Safety
Author, Leadership Expert & Accountability Catalyst | Founder, Lead Yourself First Enterprises
Executive Director Health and Safety, WorkSafe Victoria
Work Health and Safety Prosecutor, Office of the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor Queensland
Workplace Safety Campaigner, Christopher’s Law and Touched by Christopher
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Lawyer and Workplace Relations Consultant | 2018 Independent Reviewer of the Model WHS Laws
Acting Deputy Executive Director Safety & Security, Sydney Metro
Principal Consultant, Sentis
Queensland Urban Utilities
General Manager – People and Risk, Mitchell Services
Global Solutions Director and Executive Coach, Jonah Group
National Engagement Manager, Police & Emergency Services Program, Beyond Blue
Executive Director People and Culture, Melbourne Health | Royal Melbourne Hospital
Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
Dr Paul Taylor
Director Chemicals Policy, Safe Work Australia
Managing Director, Dohrmann Consulting
Safety Culture and Leadership Specialist, Deborahkeep.com
Director Safety and Recovery Unit, People & Culture, NSW Ambulance
Director and Founder, Virtualpsychologist
Head of Mental Health & Wellbeing, Australian Football League Players' Association
Senior Consultant, Potential Project Australia
Director Safety Program Strategy Management & Initiatives, Australia Post
National HSE Manager, Sodexo
Managing Director, PeopleScape
Director, Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency
Fatigue Management Specialist, Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Senior Manager – Occupational Health & Safety, Master Builders Association of Victoria
Management Consultant, Potential Project Australia
Head of Infrastructure Operations, Metro Trains Melbourne
WORKSHOP A: Beyond the hype: putting mindfulness to work to build safe, resilient organisations
09:00 – 12:00
In this practical, in-depth workshop we will draw on the insights from the Potential Project, a global leadership training, organisational development and research firm that helps leaders and organisations enhance performance, innovation and resilience through mindfulness and other practices grounded in neuroscience and research.
You’ll walk away with practical tools on:
- How to harness the potential of your mind in your own work – to improve clarity, focus and awareness.
- How to assess and influence the conditions for others to create cultures of greater situational awareness and wellbeing.
- How to gain executive buy-in and align the safety, wellbeing and performance agenda through a focus on the mind.
- How to assess the efficacy of the mind component of interventions in your workplace, and set the conditions for maximum impact.
Sharee Johnson, Senior Consultant, Potential Project
WORKSHOP B: Industrial Manslaughter
13:00 – 16:00
As more details on Industrial Manslaughter in Victoria come to light over the next few months, it is important for employers and senior managers to clearly understand the changes that need to be made to existing training and incident response processes, policies and systems. While we may all debate the merits of such offences, one thing is clear: all organisations need to be ready.
Topics covered include:
- Current status of IM offences around Australia including responses to the recommendations in the Boland Model WHS Laws Review
- How the proposed IM offences planned for Victoria change the existing OHS laws in the state, from other jurisdictions across Australia, and what it means for employers
- The new approach to offences: what the shift from ‘recklessness’ to ‘negligence’ or ‘gross negligence’ means for companies, individuals and managers
- Areas of responsibility of individuals in a company, multiple overlapping duty holders, and highlighting how to distinguish the roles of individual workers and officers, managers and directors
- What legal approach should individuals and companies take in relation to incidents where there is a risk of the industrial manslaughter offence being deployed by prosecutors, compared with other offences under OHS laws? How can a company prepare for this?
- Explore incident response protocols and processes, and address potential conflicts of interest between individuals and the company
This will be an interactive workshop with discussion and case studies and provide you with practical checklists for matters to consider in updating your health and safety training materials and incident response protocols. The workshop will include exploring hypothetical incident scenarios to understand the types of conduct that could result in an IM offence and apply the principles and approach to legal strategies discussed.
Facilitator: Alena Titterton, Partner, Clyde & Co
Alena Titterton, Partner, Clyde & Co
Sharee Johnson, Senior Consultant, Potential Project
Safety in Action Conference
Early bird rate // Expires 30 June 2019
- Conference Package (Both days): $1,495 + GST
- Day Package (Day 1 or Day 2): $995 + GST
Standard rate // From 01 July 2019
- Conference Package (Both days): $1,695 + GST
- Day Package (Day 1 or Day 2): $1,295 + GST
Past Speaker Interviews
Presented by Safety in Action
With the three conferences running in adjacent rooms, you will be able to switch sessions and plan a track to suit your requirements.
The Safety in Action Conference is a two-day, high profile conference for Safety leaders. As the premier conference of the year, the Safety in Action Conference brings together Safety leaders in the health and safety profession, to encourage Australia-wide learning and networking across the two days. Over 700 delegates have attended the conference in the last two years to hear from regulators, thought-leaders and International keynotes who are making a difference in safety culture.
This year’s program will hear from industry leaders identifying strategies to enhance the mental and physical wellbeing and productivity of the Australian workforce. Encouragingly, we are seeing a shift away from piece-meal solutions to more integrated, holistic approaches. This conference will shine a light on the states, companies and organisations leading the way. Hear and learn about stories, strategies, measurable indicators, and policy updates on a range of issues; from better understanding and responding to PTSD, to chronic stress management, from promoting healthier lifestyles to building employee engagement.
Employees have the right to, and employers the obligation the duty to provide, a timely and safe return to work, whether it be following a physical or psychological injury. This year’s program will explore best practice strategies that support the process and management of rehabilitation. It will also highlight preventative approaches and programs, as well as how to better navigate the Workers Compensation process.
Safety in Action Tradeshow
The three conferences are held concurrently with the Safety in Action Show. The Safety in Action Tradeshow is Australia’s leading Occupational Health and Safety event dedicated to the safety, security and well-being of the Australian workforce. Thousands of OH&S professionals across the industry have visited Safety in Action to discover new solutions to help them achieve their goals in creating safer workplaces.
Engage in three dedicated safety zones, network with over 120 exhibitors, learn from industry experts during free safety seminars, source the latest innovative products and services and get involved in the interactive opportunities the Show has to offer. A must-attend for every OH&S professional. Safety in Action is trade only event and is free to attend. For more information, visit the Safety in Action Show website. For more information, visit the Safety in Action Show website.
when & where
10 - 11 Sep 2019
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl
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